Depending on what part of the country you live in, you may have differing views of Mardi Gras and what it involves. For me growing up in Indiana, I have for the majority of my life associated it with going to Catholic school and getting ready for the Lenten season.
When I went off to college in southern Alabama, that all changed. I was right in the heart of where Mardi Gras began—Mobile, Alabama. There, almost everyone was off of work and out of school. For many locals, Mardi Gras was a day to spend time having fun with the family. It's a time of year that every family looks forward to and plans for months in advance.
Mardi Gras is the annual Carnival celebration in Mobile, Alabama. It is the oldest annual Carnival celebration in the United States, started by Frenchman Nicholas Langlois in 1703 when Mobile was the capital of Louisiana. - Wikipedia
Do any of the below activities ring a bell? Let's talk a little bit about some of the things people wanting to experience Mardi Gras should do to celebrate!